'New Certificates of Eligibility' and Regulation of Training for the English Bar.

Posted: 17 Apr 2007 Last revised: 26 Jan 2011

Rupert Macey-Dare

University of Oxford - Saint Cross College; Middle Temple; Minerva Chambers

Date Written: Spring 2007

Abstract

This paper outlines a new proposal for correcting imbalances in training for the English Bar, by controlling access to the preliminary BVC (Bar Vocational Course) stage. The proposal, it is argued, should have additional strong beneficial effects on the composition and competitiveness of the practicing Bar and its ability to thrive in the evolving market for legal services.

Keywords: barrister, pupillage, deferral of call, Inns of Court, legal education, professional, vocational training, BVC, bar vocational course, regulation, certificate, eligibility, signalling, coordination, quota

JEL Classification: D18, D43, D45, J44, K21

Suggested Citation

Macey-Dare, Rupert, 'New Certificates of Eligibility' and Regulation of Training for the English Bar. (Spring 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=976716 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.976716

Rupert Macey-Dare (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Saint Cross College ( email )

Saint Giles
Oxford
United Kingdom

Middle Temple

Middle Temple Lane
London, EC4Y 9AT
United Kingdom

Minerva Chambers

London
United Kingdom

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